Ryan Seacrest donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts
Ryan Seacrest is donating $1 million (over P50.6 million) to help COVID-19 frontliners and other relief operations amid the ongoing crisis.
The amount will be used to assist those residing in New York and Los Angeles in the United States, as per People last Monday, April 13.
“New York and Los Angeles are very special places to me and so I wanted to do something in the immediate to give back in these unprecedented times,” the TV and radio host told the publication.
Three-quarters, or $750,000 (more than P37.9 million), of the donation will be used to house and feed 200 emergency medical technicians and first responders with the New York City Fire Department. The frontliners will be housed in an apartment building in the city for six weeks through the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
“After seeing a news report about first responders sleeping in their cars in New York to avoid putting their loved ones at risk, I wanted to do something to help make sure these New Yorkers stay safe while they’re away from their families busy taking care of ours,” Seacrest was quoted as saying.
Besides the “American Idol” host, other celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Matthew McConaughey have also donated to help people combating the spread of COVID-19. Ryan Arcadio /ra
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